Past Meetup

Four Seasons at Roan Highlands Winter hike.

Hosted by Shelton D.
From Blue Ridge Backpackers

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7 people went

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I am going to attempt to do all four seasons at Roan Highlands. If you've ever hiked there you know it's one hike you can't do enough. We will be above 6000' for most of this hike and could encounter heavy snow and severe weather. As stated above, I will be doing this hike in warmer weather so if you're not an experienced, cold weather hiker you should wait for one of the other hikes.

I plan to drive to the Mountain Harbor Hostel-Inn on Friday evening and either stay at the hostel or camp on the grounds. I will arrange for a shuttle Saturday morning, after enjoying their world famous breakfast. You can come Friday evening at any time or arrive early Saturday morning. I'll post the shuttle time closer to the date.

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Saturday: Shuttle to Carvers Gap and hike north on the AT to Bradley Gap, 8.7 miles. We will take our time hiking over Round Bald, Jane Bald and maybe do a side trip to Grassy Ridge to enjoy the views. We'll probably stop at the Over Mountain Shelter for lunch. We'll then climb up and over Little Hump Mountain and down into Bradley Gap to set up camp.

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Sunday: We'll begin the morning hiking over Hump Mountain before dropping down into Doll Flats and on to HWY 19 and back to our cars at the hostel. 6.3 miles.

Total Distance: 15.7 miles including the short road hike to the hostel.

Rating: Difficult due to extreme weather.

We will arrange car pooling options later.

Options: As stated above you can arrive on Saturday Morning if you get a very early start. The only other option for this trip is to arrange a shuttle for Friday night and camp somewhere like Roan High Knob. Personally, I'm doing the breakfast option at the hostel.

Comments

  • billy h.

    Unfortunately, I had some problems downloading my photos. After a lot of trial and error I finally got them on my pc and managed to get them on my Facebook, but for some reason it won't accept them here.

    4 years ago
  • David D.

    Had a great time hiking with a good bunch of folks. Looking forward to the next trip.

    4 years ago
  • Warner

    Great group, clear sky, beautiful views, had a great weekend.

    4 years ago

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